Karen Chacko, MD, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended undergraduate and medical school at UC San Diego. She completed her internship, residency, and chief residency here at the University of Colorado in the Primary Care track. She has been GIM faculty here since completing her training. Karen enjoys hiking, running, camping, biking, and cooking with her two beautiful girls and husband.
Lindsey Davis, MD, Assistant Program Director for Research and Investigation
Lisa Davis, MD, MSCS, grew up in a rural town in Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and her medical degree from the University of Colorado. She completed her internship, residency and Rheumatology research fellowship at the University of Colorado. She joined the faculty at Denver Health Medical Center in 2011, where she practices Rheumatology. Her areas of research include adverse drug events, outcomes research, and health services research. She joined the residency program as an Associate Program Director in 2016, and works with the research track and categorical residents. She has a son and a daughter and enjoys cooking, cycling, hiking, and most outdoor sports
Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, is the Assistant Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion. She was born and raised in Colorado, and after attending the University of Colorado at Boulder for undergrad, she completed medical school, her internship, and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. As a graduate of the Hospitalist Training Track, Dr. del Pino-Jones now practices inpatient medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. When she is not seeing patients, she dedicates much of her time to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and School of Medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the theater, and golfing.
Emily Gottenborg, MD, is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and has a passion for teaching the next generation of leaders in hospital medicine and healthcare system improvement. She is the Co-Director of the Hospitalist Training Program and is faculty within the Institute of Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency. Dr. Gottenborg came to Colorado in 2014 and enjoys the mountain lifestyle with her 3 children, husband, and Berner, Bruiser.
Christine Haynes, MD, MPH was born in New York and studied international affairs and global health at Georgetown University. She received her MD and MPH from Northwestern University and then completed her residency and chief year in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at UCLA. Christine is a primary care physician at Denver Health and works both at the Westside Clinic and the Intensive Outpatient Clinic, as well as supervising residents on general inpatient wards. Her interests include women’s health, underserved populations, population health and quality improvement, and advance care planning. Christine enjoys running, biking, traveling, live music, and exploring new places. However, she spends most of her time reading children’s books in funny voices and dancing in the kitchen with her two young children. Christine is the Assistant Program Director for the Primary Care Residency Track.
Dan Heppe, MD, was born and raised in Colorado. He
attended Medical School and subsequently completed residency and chief
residency here at the University of Colorado. He completed his training
in 2012 and joined the Hospital Medicine Group at Denver Health Medical
Center. After four excellent years at that institution he recently
joined the Hospital Medicine group at the Denver VAMC. His academic
interests include resident education, alcohol withdrawal and prevention
and substance abuse. He is the father of two beautiful daughters
(pictures available upon request). Outside of medicine he enjoys skiing,
hiking, camping, playing music and spending time with family.
Mark Kearns, MD, is originally from small-town Nebraska and grew up in Dayton, OH. He returned to Nebraska to attend the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate degree. He
subsequently received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska
Medical Center in Omaha where he graduated AOA. After completing his
residency and chief residency at the Ohio State University, Mark moved
to Denver in 2007 to pursue Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship training
at the University of Colorado. Following completion of fellowship, Mark
has been on faculty at the University of Colorado Hospital and Denver
Health Medical Center. He joined the residency program as an Associate
Program Director in 2015 with particular interest in mentorship,
sub-specialist career development, and critical care ultrasound
education. He also serves as the residency program site director at
Denver Health Medical Center. Outside of medicine, Mark enjoys playing
guitar, college football (Go Big Red!), attending concerts, checking out
Denver’s burgeoning restaurant scene, and pitching hours of batting
practice to his two sons.
Julia Limes, MD, was born and raised in Denver and
returned to complete medical school at the University of Colorado after
attending TCU for undergrad. She completed her residency and chief
residency here at the University of Colorado and has been on faculty
with the Hospital Medicine Division since finishing her training. Her
academic interests include patient care handoffs, transitions of care,
and residency operations. She is the site director for the residency at
University of Colorado Hospital and co-directs the Hospitalist Training
Program. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and
cheering on the Denver sports teams.
Adrienne Mann, MD, is a native Denverite. She attended undergrad at the University of Colorado, and then continued at the University of Colorado for both medical school and residency training. She is a graduate of the Hospitalist Training Program, and after serving as Chief Medical Resident with fellow APD Julia Limes, she joined the Hospital Medicine Group at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. Her academic interests include teaching at the bedside, transitions of care, and resident wellness. She is one of the site directors at the VA, and also co-directs the VA Sequential Training program, a longitudinal curriculum for 3rd-year medical students at the VA. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Amelia and Charlotte. She is outdoorsy in that she likes sitting on patios or in parks, and also can be found attending ballet class or hot-yoga
Katie Suddarth, MD, is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She went to Dartmouth College then moved to Denver to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she graduated AOA. After medical school, Katie entered the Primary Care Track of the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program. She completed her training in 2009, followed by a chief resident year. She is currently a primary care physician at the University of Colorado and became an Assistant Program Director for the residency program in 2011. Her interests outside of medicine include hiking, running, snowshoeing, and traveling.
Yasmin Sacro, MD is a proud second-generation Filipina raised in San Diego, California who completed her BA in Biological Sciences and Economics at the University of Chicago, then graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief year in internal medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She then served as a Core Faculty member at the University of Chicago and is also a National Health Service Corps Member. She joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado in 2015 and provides primary care at Denver Health Eastside Clinic. Her primary academic interests include care of underserved populations, diversity, and medical education. Outside of medicine, Dr. Sacro spends her time reading, trying the newest exercise boutique, enjoying cultural arts, and chasing her 3 children. Dr. Sacro is the Program Director of the Primary Care Residency Track of the University of Colorado at Denver Health.
Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, MD was born in Mexico City
and grew up in San Antonio, Texas, with Arthur.jpg
Spanish as his first language. He received a BA in Chemistry in 1971
from the University of Texas at Austin, and then graduated with an MD
from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) in 1975.
From 1971-1977, he also pursued graduate studies purifying yeast
citrate synthase from yeast mitochondria in Dr. Ron Butow’s lab in the
Biochemistry Dept at UTSW. From 1977-80, he completed Internal Medicine
residency training at Stanford University Hospital, and from 1980-83, he
completed a Molecular Endocrinology training fellowship with Dr. John
Baxter at UCSF. After an initial faculty position at UCSF (1983-85), he
was recruited to the University of Colorado HSC in 1985, where he was a
founding member of the MD/PhD Training Program (1985; now MSTP), the
Molecular Biology Graduate Program (1986), the Cancer Center (1987), the
Reproductive Biology Graduate Program (2004), the CCTSI TL1 (2008), and
the Physician-Scientist Training Program (2011). Arthur has served in
leadership positions in national associations dealing with graduate and
physician-scientist training, on Council of the American Cancer Society
(ACS), and he serves on multiple editorial boards, including Associate
Editor of Molecular Endocrinology. Arthur has been selected for many
awards and visiting professorships, including: an A. P. Giannini/Bank of
America Fellowship; a PEW Scholar Award in the Biomedical Sciences;
elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation; a NSF-CNRS
Visiting Scientist, IGBMC, Illkirch, France; the 2002 SACNAS
Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award; the 2008 AACR Jane Coffin
Wright - Minority in Cancer Research Award; the 2009 Endocrine Society’s
Distinguished Educator Award; and the inaugural ASBMB 2010 Ruth
Kirchstein Diversity in Science Award. The main focus of the AGH
laboratory is to determine the role of ETS transcription factors in
epithelial cell development and tumorigenesis, with a focus on pituitary
mammary and GI model systems. He has been supported by NIH R01 grants
to pursue this research work, with PEW, ACS, DOD and NSF also providing
support. As a clinician he attends patients with endocrine disorders,
focusing on pituitary tumors and thyroid cancer. Finally, Arthur has
been highly committed to the recruitment and training of women and
underrepresented students to all aspects of the biomedical workforce.